Community Development

Mission Statement
To provide solution oriented services to the community through the application of professional skills, adopted plans and standards which facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Department Overview

The Department of Community Development and Land Use consists of the following:

  • Division of Engineering
    • Environmental Commission
    • Lake Restoration and Wildlife Management Committee
    • Office of Sewer and Water Utilities
  • Division of Land Use and Planning
    • Code Enforcement
    • Housing
    • Planning Board & Zoning Board
  • Division of Uniform Construction Code (a.k.a. Building Department)
The department oversees the activities of each division which generally includes comprehensive reviews of the zoning codes, processing of land use applications, coordinating and enforcing code compliance, processing construction permits, managing the Capital Improvement Program, managing the townships visions in terms of its planning objectives and master plan goals, and managing all other duties related to zoning, land use, engineering, and construction.

Significant Changes to Minor Work and Ordinary Maintenance
Online Permits
Please follow this LINK to Howell Township's online permit and construction information portal. A one time registration is required to log in to the online portal